HOW TO WIN
GEORGIA LOTTERY - FREE LOTTERY BOOK
Mega Millions: Georgia
How To Claim
All prizes, including jackpot prizes, can be claimed at any Georgia
Lottery district office or the Georgia Lottery's headquarters in
Georgia Lottery does not offer a subscription service.
- Tuition grants, scholarships or loans to undergraduate college
students and teachers who seek advanced degrees in critical areas
- Voluntary prekindergarten program
- Technology grants to train teachers in the use and application
of advanced technology and capital outlay projects for educational
Retailer Bonus Structure
5% commission on every Mega Millions ticket sold and a 2% cashing
bonus on all winning ticket prizes paid up to $599. Any Georgia
Lottery retailer who sells a winning Mega Millions jackpot earns a
$25,000 retailer incentive bonus payment. If more than one winning
jackpot ticket is sold in Georgia, the retailers selling the winning
tickets will share the $25,000 retailer incentive bonus.
6% state tax
25% federal tax
- A Roswell, Ga. man won Mega Millions - twice! Stephen Cooke
purchased two of three winning jackpot tickets for the Nov. 11,
2003 drawing. He arrived at Georgia Lottery headquarters with one
ticket and realized that he purchased two tickets with the same
lucky combination. Cooke walked away with $13.3 million - twice -
for a total of $26.6 million.
- A U.S. Army staff sergeant stationed in South Korea was visiting
family in Fitzgerald, Ga. when he won a $150 million Mega Millions
jackpot on Sept. 30, 2003. Before departing for his 30-day leave,
Stephen Moore predicted to friends that he would win the lottery
while in the United States.
- On March 6, 2007, Eddie Nabors of Dalton, Ga. was one of two
winners to share a $390 million Mega Millions jackpot - the
largest in U.S. history. When asked what he planned to do with his
prize, Nabors replied, "I'm going to fish."
Coincidentally, Georgia Lottery Corporation President and CEO
Margaret DeFrancisco had a pillow in her office that read,
"Gone fishing." She gave the pillow to Nabors, who posed
for pictures with it along with his big check, during his press
conference that received international attention.
- Margaret Jones of Washington, Ga. arrived at Georgia Lottery
headquarters in a big way. After winning a $130 million Mega
Millions jackpot on January 18, 2005, Jones chartered a bus and
filled it up with family and friends for the trip to Atlanta. They
all cheered and celebrated during the press conference as Jones
received her oversized ceremonial check.
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